Weekend Concierge

Jan 172018

Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers.

A Funny and Romantic Musical

The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

Catch this “Fantastick” show at four different venues from February 2nd through April 15th, 2018:

Feb 2nd @ 8pm and Feb 3rd @ 8pm
Township Center for Performing Arts, 2452 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, FL. 33063
Tickets: $22.00 non residents  Call 954 970 0606
February 17th  @ 6pm (dinner) 7:15 pm (show) & Feb 18th @ 2pm
Tickets: $30.00 dinner & show; $15.00 Sunday matinee
Sat, Feb 24th @ 7pmSun, Feb 25th @ 2pm
Performance Address- Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, 33351 954 747 4646
Tickets: $18.00
The Fantasticks Discount Tickets
Fri, April 6th @ 8pmSat, April 7th @8pmSun, April 8th @ 2pm
Fri, April 13th @ 8pmSat, April 14th @8pmSun, April 15th @ 2pm
Tickets: $25.00- single ticket
$20.00- 4 or more in single purchase


For more details on Curtain Call Playhouse, visit: http://curtaincallplayhouse.com
Jan 082018
Gypsy Queen

Miami-based Gypsy Queen has officially reunited after many years in 2017.  Originally fronted by the powerhouse Mattioli twins, Paula and Pamela Mattioli, the band now features a single vocalist in Paula Mattioli.  Although the band had performed together a few times in recent years at reunion events in Miami, it was the sudden passing of Pamela from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2014 that became the catalyst for the band’s formal reunion, culminating in what has become a beautiful tribute to their late vocalist.

“Gypsy Queen was only ever apart because of location.  Pam and I lived in Los Angeles, and the guys still live in Miami, but we would always get together with them whenever we were there,” says Paula.  “We had done a few reunion gigs with them in Miami over the last few years.  At the last reunion, after Pam passed, we performed a song written for her and people really liked it, so we decided to record the song.  When I was in the studio singing it, it was very raw and very emotional and I started crying.  You can hear that at the end of the song (Pam’s Song).  When I came out of the booth, the guys all hugged me and we had a real moment.  I realized at that point we had to make another record!”

She continued, “The writing was effortless!  Scotty Migone (guitarist)  flew out to Los Angeles to write with me. He knew I was hurting a lot after the loss of my sister and my marriage.  We wrote about 25 songs in two and a half days.  They were just pouring out. I really thank him, because he threw me a lifeline by doing that.”

The new music tells the stories of love, loss and heartbreak, pain, anger and acceptance. These relatable themes about the messiness of life are wrapped up in music that is intricate and interesting, evoking the the emotion and intensity of life that knocks you down, and the resolve it takes to get back up again.

The new album boasts 14 songs ranging from hard and heavy to heart-rending, with influences of 70’s funk, 80’s metal and alt-pop/rock discernible within the collection.  “Our sound has evolved a bit. It’s still rocking, but with more colors and more facets,” says Paula.  “Every one of us has been through stuff, and that’s what this music came from.  All that stuff, it’s going to come out in the music.  If it doesn’t, the music’s not real.  All of these songs are written from emotion and that’s the way we recorded it.  It was definitely a catharsis making this record.”

GYPSY QUEEN has set January 12, 2018 as the official release date of the self-titled new studio album via Royal Ball Records.  A CD Release party will take place on the same day at Premier Billiards & Sports Club located at 9120 Wiles Rd. in Coral Springs.  There will be plenty of room for everyone and there’s no cover charge to attend.  The event will also feature cover band, Monster, which includes two members from Gypsy Queen.  Follow updated via the Facebook event page.


“GYPSY QUEEN” Track Listing:

1.  Amelia
2.  Over The Edge
3.  Carousel
4.  24
5.  Everybody’s High
6.  Open Up Your Mind
7.  Butterfly
8.  This Moment Is All We Have
9.  The Only Way Out Is Through
10.  Sweet Nothings
11.  Happy
12.  Dance Of Life
13.  No Turning Back
14.  Pam’s Song


Paula Mattioli – Lead Vocals

Scotty Migone – Guitars

Joe A. Ojeda – Bass / Keyboards

Kenny Wendland – Drums / Vocals

Produced by Scotty Migone

Co-Produced by Paula Mattioli

Mixed by Steve Gordon






Press Contact:   [email protected]  

Dec 262017
Wilton Manors

Live Music at Mickel returns in 2018 with free monthly outdoor concerts hosted by the City of Wilton Manors.  Concerts are held once a month from January through April and include a variety of music from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Mickel Park, located at 2675 NW 7th Ave in Wilton Manors.  Food trucks will be onsite prior and during concerts so you don’t have to skip dinner to get to the park on time.  Bring chairs and blankets and have a relaxing night under the stars with live music by favorite local bands.

Concert Schedule

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Inna Sense (Reggae)
Friday, February 16, 2018 – TY Billings Band (Classic Rock)
Friday, March 16, 2018 – Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)
Friday, April 20, 2018 –  Across The Universe (The Beatles Tribute)

More Information

Admission is Free.

For more information about the Live Music at Mickel concert series, contact the Leisure Services Department at (954) 390-2130 or visit wiltonmanors.com.

Music at Mickel 2018

Dec 202017
Bostons on the Beach

Blue Tuesdays at Boston’s on the Beach will be full of flavor in January 2018 with a lineup of performers to fit every taste. Take the Delray Beach oceanfront view, add free music, mix in drink specials and great food, and you get the perfect way to spend a Tuesday night.

January Blue Tuesdays’ performances:

JL FulksJanuary 2: Change of Tune. JL Fulks started playing guitar at age 13. He was inspired by his father’s love of the blues. Fulks made a name for himself playing in rock bands until a few music courses opened his heart to the blues. In 2016, the JL Fulks Band won South Florida’s Regional Blues Challenge. He is currently on an international tour.

January 9: Triple Threat. Rachelle Coba is a songwriter, singer, and guitar player. Her skill and intensity set her apart from the pack. This soul-gripping songstress has the ability to capture an audience and hold them spellbound throughout her performance.

Rockin JakeJanuary 16: The Best of the Beat. Rockin’ Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. He’s conjured up his own sound, which is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues, and zydeco. Jake and his band pour their souls into every performance, consistently bringing the audience to their feet. He is a five-time winner of OffBeat Magazine’s coveted Best of the Beat award for best harmonica player.

Tas CrusJanuary 23: Blues Poetry. Tas Crus is considered one of the most unique bluesmen in the trade. His paradoxical performances are described as raucous and rowdy, yet gentle and sweet. While Crus describes himself as a storyteller, Down Beat magazine calls his music “blues poetry.” The passion and power Tas Crus brings to the stage leaves his audience intoxicated.

Joey GilmoreJanuary 30: Best of the Blues. Joey Gilmore taught himself to play guitar at an early age and began performing soon after. His band of youths played in local clubs they were too young to legally enter. He became a popular figure on the blues scene accompanying famous names like James Brown, Etta James, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, and Johnny Taylor. In 2006, The Joey Gilmore Band was proclaimed the Best Blues Band in the World, taking first place honors at the International Blues Challenge.

Blue Tuesdays’ performances on the Boston’s on the Beach stage are from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m, located at 40 S. Ocean Blvd in Delray Beach.  For more information about Blue Tuesdays’ performances, please visit bostonsonthebeach.com/bluetuesdays or call 561-278-3364.

Dec 062017
downtown countdown

What to call this blog was probably the hardest part of getting it started as we weren’t sure what to call Sunday, December 31, 2017 – is it New Year’s Eve 2017 or 2018?   Along comes Google which confirms that it’s 2017 yet that sounds old by now so we made to sure to include both years into the headline to avoid any confusion.  Last year, we compiled two separate listings of New Year’s Eve parties – one for Broward County and one for Palm Beach County.  This year, we combined the two.  Apologies to Miami-Dade for not being able to produce a more complete listing for all of south Florida but this is what we do best!  While this is in no way a complete list, it’s one that emphasizes supporting the local music scene which is what we do all year round.  Of course, we won’t say no if anyone wants to throw in an ad or two to support our live music lovin’ habit!


City of Fort Lauderdale’s Annual Downtown Countdown

Hailed as one of the largest and most exciting New Year’s Eve celebrations in Florida, The City of Fort Lauderdale sponsors a free street festival that is filled with fun and entertainment for both children and adults alike. The spectacular celebration features a variety of activities for the whole family starting at 3:30 p.m. with an early countdown and “anchor” drop at 7 p.m.

The festivities for kids will include bounce houses/inflatables, face painting and games, contests and dancing with DJ William Pennhouse, and free caricatures until 7:30pm.   The Fort Lauderdale will  drop at midnight followed by brief fireworks and live music until 1am.

Alcohol will be available for purchase and cannot be brought in.   It all takes place at Esplanade Park located across the street from the Museum of Discovery & Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  More details at: www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/downtown-countdown

Downtown Countdown Event Schedule

3:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Family Fun Zone

  • 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Inflatables, face painting, DJ with music, games & contests
  • 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Special appearance by OBIE, the Orange Bowl Mascot
  • 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Kids Countdown to illuminate anchor & Line dancing

8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Live music by Orquesta Calle Sol ~  an 11 piece band that presents a tribute to the “Golden Years” of salsa: the 70’s and 80’s.  The headliner is the Shane Duncan Band ~ playing Rock n Roll, Country and a wide range of music.


Steve Chumley at Plunge Beach Hotel in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (12pm)

$ Incredible Johnny L at Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale – Fishtales On 33rd (5pm) See Ad for Early Bird Dinner

Big Rock Band at The Village Grille & Pump in Lauderdale by the Sea (8pm) – Outdoor stage

Party at the Park at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale featuring Gipsy Band, Laser Lights, Live Cirque Performers (8pm-2am)

$ Tony Succar & Mixtura at Margaritaville Restaurant & Lone Palm Pool in Hollywood (9pm) – multiple free & paid options & venues

GrindStone Trio Unplugged at Bogart’s in Cooper City (8:30pm) $80 Pre Fixed Menu Available

$ Elisa Rego Band at Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale (9pm) RSVP -See Ad on this page

Stone Mojo at Johnny O’Brian’s Pub in Coconut Creek  (9pm)

Payback at Jimbo’s Sand Bar in Hollywood  (9pm)

$ Shakey-T Band at Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach (9pm) – Outdoor stage – RSVP -See Ad on this page

$ Betty Padgett & Krush Band at Tavolino Della Notte in Coral Springs (9:30pm) – RSVP Call for details

Loose Cannons Bounce at Lulu’s Bait Shack in Fort Lauderdale (9:30pm)

Fistful of Dollars at Chit Chats Bar in Pompano Beach (10pm)

Jason K. & Signal Fire at Hollywood Beach Bandshell outside of Margaritaville (10pm)

White Noise at Cheers Fort Lauderdale – Cheers Food and Spirits (10pm)

Green Means Go at Whiskey Tango in Hollywood (10pm)

Steeltown Religion at Cheers Sunrise (10pm)

Loose Cannons at Cagney’s “House of Rock” Saloon in Davie (10:30pm)

And what about the Coconut Creek Casino?  Looks like their featured band at The Nectar Lounge will give way to a DJ at 11pm.  However, you can still go see The Klik from 8-11 and then move to the  Pavilion theater where, for $95+s/c, you can see The Village People featuring Victor Willis starting at 11pm.  Tickets include 2 drinks, dessert, party favors and champagne at midnight.

For a more complete list of which bands are playing where, visit our Live Music Calendar for Broward County.

Fishtales News Years Eve


Boca Raton

The Funky Biscuit – Ring in the New Year with some of South Florida’s favorite blues musicians: Albert Castiglia, Matt Schofield & Heather Gillis starting at 8:00 PM on. Reserve Ticket includes a reserved seat and a 4 course dinner with champagne toast at midnight! Dinner options include: 8 oz. Filet Mignon, Chicken Cordon Bleu, 8 oz. Salmon Filet, or Vegetable Lasagna. All entrees include choice of two sides and Chef J’s special dessert. $100.00   Purchase online at www.funkybiscuit.com

Pavilion Grille – Dance to a mixture of Oldies, Motown, Latin, and Ballroom music with DJ DJ Russ spinning favorite hits. Dinner includes a Deluxe Dinner Buffet including a Prime Rib, Glazed Ham and Turkey Carving Station, Pasta Station, Asian Station plus more. Deluxe Dessert Station with Ice Cream Bar. Champagne Toast at Midnight. Dinner is served from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. All reservations must be prepaid. $99 (not including tax or service charge)  Complete list of pricing options can be found online.

Blue Martini of Boca Raton presents a Roaring ’20s New Years Eve with Premium Open Bar & Passed hors d’oeuvres from 8-10pm, Champagne Toast & Countdown to Midnight, LoveChild Band at 8PM and DJ Til Close. Elegant Attire Encouraged.  $60.00

Delray Beach

Bostons on the Beach – The New Year’s Eve party at this Delray Beach restaurant promises enticing edibles and lively entertainment by Victor Wainwright and The Train.  Wainwright’s career began over a decade ago with a rock ’n’ roll, honky-tonk style. Since then, he has broadened his musical scope to include virtually every category of the blues. The award-winning singer, songwriter, and piano player has a genuine passion for entertaining, and delivers a dynamic, crowd-pleasing performance. Guests can party all night from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., and revel in two different buffets. Enjoy the dinner buffet from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., toast the new year with champagne at midnight, then wrap up the fun with a breakfast buffet. Tickets start at $80, and party favors and gratuity are included. Click here to buy your tickets to the Boston’s on the Beach New Year’s Eve party.

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Johnnie Browns – Enjoy local 80’s Rock cover-band Stall-4 starting at 9pm. No Cover.

Deck-84 – A casual waterfront restaurant located in downtown Delray Beach located adjacent to the Atlantic Avenue Bridge will be offering 3 additional entrees on their special menu for New Year’s Eve.  Live Rock, Blues and Reggae by Bruja starting at 8:30pm.

Magic Bus (British Retro-Rock) will ring in the new year at The Blue Anchor British Pub in Delray Beach starting at 10pm

Can’t stay up till midnight?  Downtown Delray hosts their annual Family Friendly New Year’s Eve party from 5-9pm at Old School Square with fireworks at 9pm.  Activities include: Celebration Crowns, Kids Craft activities, Outdoor Games, Vintage Game Room, Photo Booth inside Santa’s House, Face Painting, 5-7pm Band & DJ from 7pm-9pm.

Boynton Beach

Elmo’s Rock Bar – Bombshell Band, Champagne toast and late night breakfast buffet. No Cover charge.

Elmo's Rock Bar

Banana Boat will feature the Axcents band from 8:30 till 12:30am (located on the Intracoastal waterway)

Lake Worth

Piper’s Sports Bar & Grill – Free Buffet 8-9pm, Live music by 56-Ace at 9:30pm. $3 Washington Apple Shots, Beer Bucket Specials, Champagne Toast. No Cover charge.

Rhum Shak – Live music by Spechlis – No Cover Charge

Johnny Q’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge (Palm Springs) – Johnny Q’s has prepared a special menu for New Year’s Eve with entrees to include Yellowtail snapper, Lamb Chops, Surf & Turf and Pork Chops.  Reservations are recommended for dinner. Deecode classic rock band headlines the live entertainment.

Brogues DownUnder – This expansive and authentic Irish bar has added a New Year’s Eve dinner special including choice of salad, grilled tenderloin and grilled lobster tail, dessert and a glass of champagne for $38.95. South Florida cover band Downtown will rock you into 2017.

33 Years (Rock & Country) will be at The Brass Monkey Tavern starting at 9:30pm


West Palm Beach

Copper Blues – This year’s New Year’s Eve Party is themed “Rock & Royalty” and will feature rock covers by Krazy Train.   General Admission with advance purchase is $20 and includes entry at 8pm, entertainment, and midnight champagne toast.  VIP Package Includes Entry, Entertainment, Table Reservation, Fixed Menu (Appetizer, Entree and Dessert), Party Favors and Midnight Champagne Toast $53.21 *includes tax & gratuity.  Upgrade to VIP which also includes a Half Bottle of Vueve Clicquot Champagne, Chocolate Covered Strawberries and VIP Table Reserved Table for $115.66/pp. For more info: www.copperblueslive.com

City Place – Entertainment TBA.  Snow will be falling every hour from 6 till 8 + Midnight!

Solstice Reign at Seaside Bar & Grill in Singer Island 9pm (No Cover)


Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar presents Spred the Dub beginning at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge to attend; 21 and over are welcome.


For a more complete list of which band is playing where, visit our Live Music Calendar for Palm Beach County.


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Nov 282017
62nd Annual Candy Cane Parade

The 62nd Annual Candy Cane Parade along the world-famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is taking place on Saturday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. This year’s parade theme, “Gingerbread Jamboree,” is sure to bring the sights and scents of the holiday season to Hollywood Beach. Hollywood’s signature holiday event, the Candy Cane Parade is presented in partnership with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for top-notch viewing of imaginative floats, marching bands and creative displays from civic, non-profit and children’s groups, or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants for a complete alfresco dining and entertainment experience. Complimentary bleacher seating will be available at various locations along the parade route from Garfield Street to Polk Street with the parade emcee located in Charnow Park at Garfield Street.


Due to limited parking options on the barrier island, beginning at 5:00 p.m., parade goers are encouraged to park in one of the Downtown parking garages and take the free patron shuttle to the beach. The parking garages are located at 19th Avenue at Polk Street and 20th Avenue at Van Buren Street. Downtown parking rates apply.

For more event information or to enter your group into the parade, please contact Special Events Manager Toni Bridges at 954.921.3404. For media inquiries, please contact Joann Hussey at 954.921.3328.  More details at: http://www.hollywoodfl.org